Suryanelli rape case: Court rejects victim’s plea against Kurien

The Peerumade First Class Judicial Magistrate Court on Saturday rejected a private complaint filed by the Suryanelli rape victim pleading for a court order to take a fresh police case against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien.

The court observed that the case had been taken up by the court and there were no circumstances now to order a fresh inquiry as a First Information Report (FIR) was already filed and a probe had been conducted.

The complaint was filed by her counsellor.


It was on the basis of the disclosure by the third accused in the case, Dharmarajan, that the new petition was filed.

The victim had filed a case at the Chingavanam police station to register a case against Mr. Kurien who had allegedly raped her.

The complaint was filed by her seeking a court order to take up the police case.

Petition filed

Staff Reporter writes from Thiruvananthapuram: A magistrate court here on Saturday accepted on file a criminal miscellaneous petition seeking the prosecution of former Director-General of Police Siby Mathews and Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha P. J. Kurien in connection with the Suryanelli sex scandal case.

A woman activist had filed the petition.

The court is scheduled to take up the petition sometime next week.

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